I am always worried about breaking the wire coming out of my Macbook Pro power adapter. After going in and out of my bag a few times a day, it usually ends up in an awkward position with a very uncomfortable looking kink in it. I was expressing my concerns to a friend, who is a member of the i3detroit hackerspace. He suggested that this would be a perfect use for a new thing i3detroit recently received samples of.
Sugru is a self-setting rubber that can be formed by hand. It molds like play-dough, bonds to almost anything, and air cures into a strong and flexible silicone rubber overnight — a perfect material for enhancing the strain relief of my power adapter. I chose blue, but it also comes in white if you want it to blend in and look like it’s supposed to be there.
Overall, I am happy with the enhanced strain relief and sugru’s ease of use. The possibilities with sugru are endless. What kind of uses can you think of?